Minister for Communications Alex White: described Tánaiste Joan Burton in Latin as primus inter pares or first among equals when asked about the future of the party post-election if the leader stood down. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Communications Alex White has deflected questions about the Labour Party leadership as controversy over gaffe-prone Minister for Environ(...)

On your bike:   Kevin Humphreys and Alex White during the launch of Labour’s policy on green jobs. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Half of a €1 billion green infrastructure fund to create 13,000 jobs will come from the sale of State shares in AIB, the Labour party has proposed. (...)

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Watching television used to be simple. Not all that long ago, most Irish people – at least those who lived beyond the Pale – had a single channel and(...)

Community spirit: Pat Rabbitte opens Templederry Wind Farm in 2013

Last month, as world leaders met in Paris at COP21, the United Nations climate-change summit, more than 100 Irish community groups, co-operatives, ene(...)

Ministers Alex White and Brendan Howlin speaking at their press conference ahead of Labours Annual Conference, held in the Mullingar Park Hotel.  Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A chorus of “wolf criers” are predicting the economy will encounter trouble in the years ahead because they failed to predict the last crash, Ministe(...)

 Minister for Communications Alex White: proposed acquisition  now goes to Minister for approval. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Setanta Sports by Eir, Ireland’s biggest telecoms group. (...)

Mark Griffin, Secretary General of the Department of Communications, appears before the Public Accounts Committee to discuss Eircode.

The levels of awareness and usage of Eircodes will increase dramatically this year as the new postal system starts being used by more government depar(...)

 Minister for Communications  Alex White at the official launch of the Eircode system in  Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The National Ambulance Service of Ireland is to start using the controversial Eircode postal system from the middle of next month. Martin Dunne, the(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar was the most frequently lobbied Minister on the alcohol issue. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Government Ministers and their officials were lobbied on alcohol-related issues more than 40 times in a three-month period, an analysis of the new re(...)

Contractors dismantle an illegally installed section of the Corrib gas pipeline, at Aughoose, Co Mayo, in 2005. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The Corrib gas project is a template for “how not to undertake a development”, according to a new planning approach published by the British Instituti(...)